Esthetician’s Guide: Fall Skin Care Routine

Fall is coming faster than Starbucks rolls out their Pumpkin Spice Latte menu. It’s a time for awkward, in-between weather. Temperatures are high one day and drop the next. With a fluctuating season, it’s always important to check in with your skin care routine.

That’s why we met with Mollie Houghtaling, a medical esthetician at Denver based spa Facial Aesthetics, to talk about all you need to do to take care of your skin this fall.

It’s time to fall in love with your skin again.

Invest In Effective Products

Now that summer is over, chances are you will be spending less time in the sun. Although sunscreen will always be a must, chances are you won’t be inflecting the same damage to your skin that you had during the summer. It’s time to invest in your skin again. That means investing in products that will have the greatest impact on your skin. Mollie elaborates, “My top game changers for the skin are Vitamin C, Retinol, SPF, and a peptide-based product, (our Transformation Cream). It’s also important to stay consistent with your morning and night time skin care routine.”

Watch Out For the Lattes

As we mentioned above, fall is the time of year when everyone starts drinking their favorite lattes. Dairy and sugar are major culprits when it comes to breaking out. “Dairy is mucous forming and difficult for the body to digest. Sometimes that means that your skin will bear the brunt of this. If you notice more frequent breakouts, it might be a good call to cut back on your lattes,” Mollie states.  We’re all about little indulgences here or there, but when it comes to your skin, dairy packed drinks might not be the best.

Switch Up Your Cleansers

Everyone needs an amazing cleanser they can rely on. That being said it’s important to realize that you have to rotate your favorite cleansers. As the temperatures drop and the air becomes less humid, your skin will get drier. “It’s good to use a more gentle cleanser in the morning, while you should use an acid based cleanser at night. The combination of two different facial cleansers will work two-fold. One calms the skin, while the other penetrates the skin to break down dead skin cells.” Mollie recommends her favorite two cleansers (our Cleansing Combo) for this step.

Keep On Your Sunscreen

“People tend to stop using their sunscreen in the fall, but it’s still vital to your skin’s health. You can get sun damage from walking to your car, driving, or even the fluorescent lighting in an office. That’s why it’s so important to apply a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or more every day.” Mollie also emphasizes reapplying several times a day to minimize wrinkles from potential skin damage.

Take Care of Your Eyes

As much as we love the fall, there is something about this time of year that can add stress to our lives. Maybe it’s that back to school energy or the start of the holiday season, people’s schedules can get booked. Because of the added stress to our lives, our skin will suffer. Your eyes will probably start to show it first. This is when having a great eye serum comes into play. Mollie says, “For anyone that isn’t using an eye serum daily, the fall is the perfect time to start. Your eyes will show the first signs of aging with fine lines and wrinkles. I recommend finding an anti-aging eye cream that is peptide-based, like the Perfecting Eye Serum. ” As an extra tip, Mollie also recommends using our eye serum on any fine lines found above your lip.

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